Keep America's Fireboat On Course - Give Today To Save This Hero Ship!

Any donations we receive up to $10,000 will be doubled by The Captain John A. Lazarich (FDNY) & Eva Lazarich Memorial Fund

The fire boat Fire Fighter has launched a matching fundraising campaign to pay for ordinary expenses (insurance, taxes, utilities, etc) as well as much-needed capital expenses (painting, engine work, and repairing/replacing all the piping and pumping equipment necessary to produce water displays).

All this maintenance works adds up to considerably more than $500,000.00

Your most urgently needed donation will be matched up to $10,000.00.

The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization which relies on the generosity of the public to meet our restoration and operational goals as well as our obligations to the US Secretary of the Interior as stewards of a National Historic Landmark. We are dedicated to preserving the Fire Fighter as a fully operational vessel, living history museum, memorial, and teaching platform for future generations as well as those who have served aboard, or worked in the maritime trades or are just interested in American maritime history. In order to meet these goals, we need your help!

We are seeking donations of all kinds to the museum, whether they be financial, material or through volunteer contributions of your time. All are welcome and accepted. Please help restore the Fire Fighter to her former glory and preserve this piece of American history! 


Financial Donations


To make a secure, 100% tax-deductible donation to the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum, please select a donation amount on this page to be directed to our PayPal site. You do not need to have or sign up for a PayPal account in order to make a donation!

Alternatively, if you would like to mail your donation to the museum please use our secure lockbox at the following address, with all checks payable to “Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum”

Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum
P.O. Box 457
Greenport, NY 11944


Material Donations

Keeping an all-steel ship like the Fire Fighter looking her best requires some special equipment, so if you own or know someone who has access to any of the items listed below and would be interested in donating them to the museum, please contact us. Second-hand items are gladly accepted! 

  • Anchor Line, Mooring lines: 800-900 ft.
  • Marine Grade wire all gauges
  • Sanding Flap discs for angle grinders
  • Wire cups/brushes for 5 inch and 7 inch grinders
  • Super duty 15 inch paint stripper/grinder
  • Chipping hammers
  • Welder generator unit
  • Angle grinders all sizes
  • Portable air compressor
  • Pressure washer
  • Work Gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Painting supplies (Brushes, pans, rollers etc) 
  • Used firefighting gear (Bunker gear, halligan tools, axes, helmets etc), preferably black in color.